One of the best parts of a kale salad is that you do not need 100 different ingredients for a good mix. Some salads call for all kinds of veggies, fruits, nuts, cheese, you name it...oh and don't forget the dressing you need to mix. Kale salads on the other hand are simply wonderful!
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1. Per calorie kale has more iron than beef.
2. Kale is very high in vitamin K, A, and C...I mean very high!
3. Per calorie kale has more calcium than milk.
4. It is loaded with anti-oxidants and phytonutrients.
The issue I find with kale, well all leafy greens for that matter, is that creating various dishes can seem somewhat difficult. After all, if I asked you 10 different ways to cook kale or spinach or arugula you (and I) would probably have a difficult time answering the question.
Kristen and I have found that making slight variations of relatively similar salad recipes is the best way to continually eat leafy greens without feeling like a domesticated rabbit.
Here is our latest recipe...Maple-Orange Kale Salad.
- 2 apples
- 1/2 cup mixed seeds and dried fruit
- 5 tablespoons orange infused olive oil
- 5 tablespoons maple infused balsamic vinegar
Note: various olive oil and vinegar dressings is the absolute easiest way to change up a salad. Nowadays it is fairly easy to find infused oils and vinegars so head out and find a few combos you really like!
4. In a separate bowl mix the orange olive oil and the maple balsamic.
5. Add dressing the the kale, apples, seeds, and toss until covered.
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